New Ankle Support Technology for Basketball Shoes; What is Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction?

Episode 14.30 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One – Dr. Barry Katz, Founder and CEO of Ektio Shoes, discusses the causes and prevention of ankle sprains in basketball Ektio Grey/Black Breakaway Ankle Support Basketball Shoesplayers. Athletic activities should be fun and exhilarating, especially when you are playing in top form. One problem that many people experience when playing sports, especially basketball and other court sports, is rolling or spraining their ankle. Athletic shoes don’t typically provide enough ankle support to prevent this from happening, while specialty ankle braces can decrease mobility. Ektio shoes are designed specifically to support the ankle while still allowing the movement and mobility you need to be competitive. Ektio brings you Revolutionary Ankle Support Technology designed to protect against sprained ankles. Ektio provides maximum support, balance and stability. No more need for ankle braces or tape.

  • Strap 1 wraps all the way around the walls of the shoe and supports the lateral ligaments of the ankle, the ligaments that tend to sprain when you land on another players foot.
  •  Strap 2 lays directly over the ankle mortise (where the foot and the leg make a right angel, directly over your ankle) and locks you into the back of the shoe to limit movement within the shoe, bringing the foot and the shoe together as a single unit.
  • Ektio technology also offers patented anti-rollover bumpers designed to provide extra leverage and stability to the shoe, so you can cut hard and play quick, without fear of the shoe going overboard!

Segment Two – Kristin Dryden, PT, DPT, OCS from Athletico describes the sacroiliac (SI) joint, potential causes of dysfunction and how SI Dysfunction is treated.

The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic x-ray-lower-backbone. The 2 sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If 1 side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffness in the area. Pain is often made worse with walking and bending activities. It is also possible that 1 side may become too loose (lax) as well, resulting in SIJ dysfunction. This may occur during the menstrual cycle or pregnancy due to hormonal changes that cause the ligaments to become more lax. SIJ dysfunction can occur with injury, such as when a person falls and lands on 1 side of the body and alters the position of the joint, or when an athlete overtrains. Muscle imbalances and hip problems, such as hypermobility or dysplasia, may also lead to SIJ dysfunction. Sacroiliac pain is also related to some types of arthritis, such as ankylosingspondylitis, an inflammatory process most often affecting the lower back, which may cause the vertebrae to fuse.

People with SIJ dysfunction may experience:

  • Pain that may be sharp, stabbing or dull, localized to 1 side of the pelvis/low back, groin, or tailbone.
  • Pain that may radiate down to the knee.
  • Pain with movements, such as standing up from a sitting position, turning in bed, or bending/twisting.
  • Muscle tightness and tenderness in the hip/buttock region.
  • Pain with walking, standing, and prolonged sitting.
  • Pain that is worse when standing and walking, and eases when sitting or lying down.